About Music Industry Therapist Collective

We’re a collective of specialist music industry therapists with an abundance of experience of working within the music business in various roles across all sectors.

Founded by psychotherapist and former venue and festival programmer Tamsin Embleton in 2018, MITC now has members across the globe. In 2024, Tamsin was given the ‘Industry Recognition’ award at the TPi awards 2024, for her contribution to the live music business.

We have extensive experience of working with mental health, mental illness and addiction; from high-end treatment centres to private practice and the NHS. Each therapist in MITC has their own unique music industry experience and psychotherapy specialisms to help provide the best care possible for our clients.

We understand that the working conditions of the music industry can exacerbate pre-existing psychological difficulties as well as sow the seeds for new challenges to develop. We believe that the music industry is home to many vulnerable people who are drawn to a sense of community as well as to the cathartic outlet music can provide.

The music industry is an unpredictable and highly competitive environment, with many stressful elements to negotiate including touring; career uncertainty and transitions; cumulative stress and burnout; the pressure to gain and maintain success; self-doubt; performance/social/financial anxiety; job insecurity; health insecurity; discrimination; unregulated working practices; weathering negative critique and scrutiny; social media; creative collaboration; addiction and dependency; sexual assault and harassment; unsociable working hours; conflict management, cliques and problematic dynamics in relationships; boundary management; loneliness and isolation, to name a few.

Our mission

  • Provide access to high quality specialist psychotherapy to those working within the music industry.
  • Provide a safe, confidential, trustworthy and culturally-sensitive space for clients to share, understand and process their experiences leading to increased self-awareness, resilience, self-compassion and self-agency.
  • Collaborate, pooling our clinical expertise in order to provide insight into the myriad psychological difficulties facing the music industry today.
  • Increase our knowledge of these issues through our clinical work and research, allowing us to delivery consultation, produce informed guides, best practice documents, workshops, podcasts and blogs.
  • Support each other as solo workers in the field through regular meetings and peer-supervision.

Our vision

  • Help alleviate the mental health issues faced by those in all areas of the music industry — from artists and musicians to those working at labels, management companies, live agencies and beyond.
  • Challenge and change the perceptions of those inside and outside the music world regarding mental health, the music industry and mental health in the music industry.
  • Promote a trauma-informed approach to mental health within the music industry.
  • Tackle some of the barriers that prevent people from getting help – stigma, prejudice, discrimination and ignorance.

If you’d like to speak with us about any aspect of our work, we’d love to hear from you. Click here for our full contact details.